“Musher” reveals the bond that four women have with their dogs and their devotion to the world of sled-dog racing. We meet 63–year-old champ, Martha Schouweiler; 13–year-old up-and-comer Kelsey Beaber, author and Iditarod–bound vet Blair Braverman; and veterinarian Dr. Alex LaPlante. As the racers— and the community— prepare for the CopperDog 150 race, based in the Keweenaw Peninsula of Michigan’s U.P., the film provides intimate insight into the mushing community and demonstrates how women influence the sport. Michigan premiere.
AFTER THE FILM: The post-film discussion following both screenings will include members of the filmmaking team. The Friday conversation will be led by Free Press reporter Jamie LaReau and the Saturday screening will be led by Rob St. Mary, local culture writer and radio journalist.